[meteorite-list] Green meteorites
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tracy Latimer" <tracyl_at_lib.state.hi.us>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 1:44 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Green meteorites
> I've recently started branching out from meteorites (to the alarm of my
> husband!) to semi-precious gemstones. I prefer the obscure ones, and
> thought I'd found a winner when I came across "mawsitsit", a
> chromium-rich relative of jade from Burma. The advertising copy on the
> website says that the mineral components of mawsitsit are found in some
> meteorites and also goes by the trade name of "Kosmochlor". Has anyone
> ever heard of this? I don't doubt that traces of the mineral might occur
> in meteorites, but not in useable quantities, i.e, make gems out of
> it. The only "green" meteorites I know of are Tatahouine and Bluff (b),
> and of course everyone's favorite, the "emerald" meteorite!
> Chemical composition of the stone is NaCrSi2O6 (Ureyite) and NaAlSi3O8
> (Albite) mixed together. The ureyite is what is supposed to be in
> meteorites, as a very dark green, almost black, mineral. Hmmm...
> Tracy Latimer
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